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```I Ching
The Book of Changes

I Ching
The Book of Changes

For countless centuries
emperor and peasant, scholar
and unlearned alike have
sought to understand the time-
less wisdom and eerie divina-
tions of the I Ching, translated,
the Book of Changes. Using
the simple tools of three coins,
one can seek insight from the I
Ching regarding whatever
question is on one's heart.

Using the I
Ching

The Question

There is a
question burning
it and then write it
down, privately, on
a piece of paper.
Writing the question down
helps you to focus on the
guity. Be sure to word your
question so that it requires a
i.e., do not ask a question
that requires a 'yes' or 'no'
"What if..." or "What is this

Casting the Coins

the question you've written
down, gather three coins of
the same size into your hands,
shake them until they are ran-
then cast them gently upon
the table in front of you.
Notice how the coins have
'tails' facing up.

Building a Trigram

pattern of the cast coins with
one of the 4 patterns shown
in the following table. Make
note of the associated line
form next to the matched
pattern and write it down.
(Note that if you cast three-

of-a-kind, the line form will
have a dot after it). Repeat
this coin casting process 2
more times, each time placing
the next line form on top of
the previous one* Having
done this 3 times, you will
have a 3 line figure known
as a trigram.

Example trigram

3rd cast -* mmmb mnh
2nd cast — ► hmm^h •

1st cast — ► aw

Building a Hexagram

You need to create 2
trigrams to make a full hex-
agram. So, create a second
trigram using the same
process above. When done
you will have created a
hexagram consisting of a
lower trigram (the first one)
and an upper trigram (the
second one).

Example hexagram

6th cast -* — — Upper

5th cast -> trigram

4th CaSt _* HBH BUM

3rd cast: - * mmmmm L ower

2nd cast: -+ • trigram

1st cast — * w—

Finding the Hexagram

Cross reference the
lower trigram with the upper
trigram using the chart below.
For the moment, ignore any
dots that may appear beside
any of the line forms. Make
note of the hexagram number
that the two triprams form

L 1 1 d L I! Iv- IVY \J LI i cl Ul 1 IJ 1 \_/ 1111,

and turn to the page with that
number.

lower

HEAVEN

THUNDER

WATER

HOUNTAW

EARTH

W*HO

FIRE

LAK1

HEAVEN

1

34

5

26

11

9

14

43

THURYMM

25

51

3

27

24

42

21

17

WATER

6

40

29

4

7

59

64

47

33

62

39

52

15

53

56

31

EARTH

12

16

8

23

2

20

35

45

wmo

44

32

48

18

46

57

50

28

r;'.c

13

55

63

22

36

37

30

49

LAKE

10

54

60

41

19

61

38

58

Interpreting the
Hexagram

The hexagram you
have created contains words
question. Seek to apply the
words you're given to the
question you asked, in a sin-
cere and introspective way.
Suspend preconceptions that
ing the subject under consid-
confirm whether or not you
have been enlightened.

Sometimes you may not
understand the full meaning
of your hexagram, as it relates
Whether or not so, be certain
that the question you asked is
the question that is truly the

one most on your mind at the
time you cast the coins.
Since the pattern of the falling
coins is determined, in part,
by the cosmic vibrations
is possible for the I Ching to
really on your mind and not
the one you wrote down, if
the two are not the same.

contains any 'Dotted'
line forms

You may have cast one
or more "three-of-a-kind" pat-
resulting in a 'dotted' line
form in your hexagram. If so,
there remains further informa-
tion for you from the 1 Ching.
The dotted line means that

undergo a change. To learn
how it is going to change, you
must transform the current
hexagram into its future form.
You do this by converting the
dotted line forms into their
opposite forms, that is solid
lines become dashed lines
and dashed lines become
solid lines.
For example...

First Hexagam Second Hexagam

changing to ...

6th cast
5th cast
4th cast

3rd cast
2nd cast
1st cast

Using the procedure
described above, look up
the meaning of the second
hexagram, realizing that this

second hexagram is predict-
ing a likely future condition
regarding the question that

v Hexagram 1 :
Heaven above
Heaven below.
Yielding.

The universe is united 2
in power. So too the 5

wise person executes —
his actions with power

and creativity. Excep-
tional progress comes
by correct persistence.

Hexagram 2:
Earth above, Earth below.
Yielding.

The receptive earth is jjj
in power. The wise 555 555
person follows the
natural path of calm-
ness and correct per-
sistence. Others may
their goals.

Hexagram 3:
Water above,
Thunder below.
Confusion.

Thunderclouds indicate
profound disquiet. Un-
dertake no distant goal,
but organize support.
Concern yourself with
the problems of the
moment.

Hexagram 4:
Mountain above,
Water below.
Inexperience.

As spring water col-
lects at the base of the
quiet mountain, the en-
lightened person finds
his level through learn-
ing, decisiveness, and
correct persistence.

Hexagram 5:
Water above,
Heaven below.
Waiting.

Clouds of anxiety
rise. Do not be anx-
ious, but wait with
confidence. The mo-
ment will arrive when
correct persistence
brings progress.

Hexagram 6:
Heaven above,
Water below.
Conflict

Heaven and water,
strength and profun-
dity, conflict. Avoid
confrontation, yield
with caution, persist
not against obstacles.

I

Hexagram 7:
Earth above, Water below.
Cooperation.

JES The receptive earth
SSS SS holds the water, and the
"™ wise person will find

strength in the company
of many fellows. With
correct persistence and
good fortune.

Hexagram 8:
Water above, Earth below.
Unity.

The receptive earth
SS beneath, with profundity
wmmm — afove, indicates the

need for unity and col-
lective awareness of the
goal. Do not procrasti-
nate. Join with others

Hexagram 9:
Wina above,
Heaven below.
Restraint.

change, supported by
the strength of Heaven,
show that restraint
brings progress and sat-
isfaction. Make minor
changes and conceal
all actions.

Hexagram 10:
Heaven above,
Lake below.
Correct conduct.

The excessive beneath,
the strong above. Dis- ^^^55
criminate between the
inferior and superior to
achieve progress.
Change gives way
to stability.

Hexagram 11:

Eartn above,
Heaven below

Prosperity,

The strength of Heaven
mingles with the recep-
tive earth. The wise
harmony. Good fortune
approaches.

Hexagram 12:
Heaven above,

Earth below.

Stagnation.

The strong and the
receptive do not meet.
Strong persons give
way to the inferior.
The enlightened per-
son remains reserved
to avoid misfortune.
persistence.

Hexagram 13:
Heaven above,
Fire below.
Community.

Strength of heaven,
dependence of fire.
Recognize the depend-
ence of ail upon their
fellows. The wise
person seeks the
collective flow to

Hexagram 14:
Fire above,

Heaven below.
Sovereignty.

The strength of heaven
holds a fiery intelli-
gence, the maker of an
enlightened ruler.
Resist evil; exalt good.

brings great progress.

Hexagram 15:

Earth above,
Mountain below.

Moderation.

SSI The tranquil mountain
amid the receptive
earth indicates great
progress through the
reduction of excess.
Progress comes by
equality of extremes.

Hexagram 16:
Thunoer above,
Earth below.
Harmony

From the receptive
earth comes the loud
thunder. So from har-
mony with supporters
does the wise person

Hexagram 1 7:

Lake above,
Thunder below.
Flexibility.

In the midst of
excess, growth and 55
persistence produces
progress. The enlight-
darkness to comfort.

Hexagram 18:
Mountain above,
Wind below.
Repair.